Compression Devices

A compression device is a "compression alternative" which provides a wider range of compression than other traditional compression garments. Easy to use, it provides steady and comfortable resting compression, as well as higher working compression when the wearer is active. A compression device is usually worn after completion of complete decongestive therapy, or "CDT", and during the secondary or "maintenance" phase of Lymphedema treatment.

A wide array of compression devices have been designed to accommodate the body’s anatomical structure to include those which are designed specifically for the hands, the arm,and lower extremities such as the thigh, calf and foot.

A compression device may be an easy-to-apply alternative for patients who:

  • Struggle donning traditional compression garments, due to weak hand strength, bad back or inability to bend
  • Have nonstandard limb shapes
  • Have fragile skin or painful limbs that are easily aggravated by traditional compression garments
  • Suffer from frequent swelling fluctuation
  • Suffer from arterial disease and who cannot tolerate constant high compression levels

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